IOS 14.7; Once again, Apple was quick to release a new beta update for iOS, not long after the release of the previous beta of iOS.
IOS 14.7 operating system
The first beta of iOS 14.7 was released
Apple has released the final version of iOS 14.6 for developers and general testers of the beta version. It is worth noting that other Apple operating systems have also entered a new beta process. These include iPadOS 14.7, tvOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, and macOS Big Sur 11.5.
Apple started releasing updates related to iOS 14 much earlier than updates related to iOS 13, and for this reason, managed to record the highest number of updates for iOS during this period.
Although iOS 13 reached Apple devices very quickly and powerfully in the fall of 2019, and version 13.1 was released just a few days later, the release speed of the updates after versions 13.5, 13.6 and 13.7 is a bit Reduced. But fortunately, with the very fast iOS 14 updates, we do not see such things happening.
What’s new in iOS 14.7?
Since we haven’t found much new in the iOS 14.6 update yet, it’s a bit difficult to pinpoint the exact changes and improvements to iOS 14.7. We are sure that Apple has fixed many bugs in this update and made improvements in the overall performance of the operating system and UI. Apple, meanwhile, recently unveiled the Spatial Audio feature with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio features, which are expected to be available in June.
So we can say with confidence that iOS 14.7 will have the settings and support needed for these audio formats. But we do not see new options for Apple Music’s new services at the moment, or maybe Apple is hiding them right now.
Home pod timers
Since the first HomePod was released in 2018, these devices have allowed users to set specific timers using Siri. Apple then added the ability to set multiple timers to the Home Pod with iOS 12. Although users can access the HomePod settings with the Home app on iPhone and iPad, it is currently not possible to see the active timers on the HomePod.
Since this is just the first beta update of iOS 14.7, the Multiple Timer feature of HomePod may not be fully mature, but it is clear that Apple intends to make this feature available to users in the final version of iOS 14.7.
This new option can be seen in the details section of Home Pod in the Home application. The timers are located just below the alarms and users can manage the timers from there. Just like alarms, these timers are synced between all your Apple devices thanks to Siri.
Features of iOS 14.7
Either update 14.7 will not be a big update or there are still things we do not know about it. In any case, in the following, we have listed the features that we saw in the trial version.
Ability to change the HomePod timer through the Home application
One of the features seen by the 9to5Mac website is the ability to change the HomePod timer via the Home app. This feature can be found at the bottom of the HomePod Alarms section. You can also choose a name for your timers, view the countdown through the app, or stop it with one tap.
Climate quality details
Apple has released details of weather quality scoring to the Weather app since the release of iOS 14. But this feature was only active in some countries. Since the release of version 14.7, users who have received the trial version in countries such as Canada, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain have reported seeing this rating in this application.
Although not explicitly stated, Apple is expected to fix the issue of battery drain in version 14.7, which some users encountered in Update 14.6.